Originally Posted by ap1224
I'm in NC in the "looking" process. My 13 year old Cherokee is beginning to show signs of needing replacement though a new car payment isn't my idea of fun. First, a "car" isn't going to work for me. My husband is disabled so I need something with height and I live on a steep hill so I need something with more ability than just getting me from straight point A to point B. That said I don't want to drive a tank and am looking for upgrade on fuel mileage over a std SUV. The first vehicle I found that met my reqs was the Crosstrek. Serfing the net looking at other options I keep coming back to this very interesting Subie. I've contacted a couple of dealerships and found one willing to work with me. About a month away from purchase so I'm still shopping around. Found the dealerships offputting az I've been quoted straight MSRP plus those lovely fees. Hope to become a Crosstrek owner but I guess the bottom line will be finding a good dealership.
Hey, welcome ap! In all honesty, it really sounds like the Crosstrek is a great fit for you with its higher ride height but without the bulk and bad MPGs of a full sized SUV or even some competing crossovers.
If you have any more questions about the Crosstrek please be feel free to post your questions, though I do recommend starting a new thread in order to draw the most attention to your posts.
Again, welcome and happy shopping. I hope it works out for you!